Skirt Steak Tacos with Guacamole and Lime Crema

Topped with tangy lime crema and herbacious guacamole, these grilled steak tacos are a refreshing and flavorful swap for standard ground beef tacos.

Skirt Steak Tacos with Guacamole and Lime Crema
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
55 mins
Marinate Time:
2 hrs
Grill Time:
4 mins
Stand Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
16 tacos


  • ½ cup chopped onion (1 medium)

  • cup freshly squeezed lime juice

  • 2 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 6 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoon ground chipotle chile pepper

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 3 ½ pound beef skirt steak

  • 1 recipe Guacamole

  • 1 recipe Lime Crema

  • 16 8-inch flour tortillas, warmed

  • 1 head napa cabbage, shredded

  • 1 ½ cup chopped, seeded tomato (2 large)

  • ½ of a large red onion, quartered then slivered

  • 1 cup cilantro leaves


  • 4 ripe avocados, halved pitted and mashed

  • 1 cup chopped roma tomatoes (3 medium)

  • 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro

  • cup finely chopped red onion (1 small)

  • ¼ cup lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon salt

Lime Crema

  • 1 8 ounce carton dairy sour cream

  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded lime zest

  • 3 tablespoon lime juice


  1. In a food processor or blender combine onion, lime juice, cumin, garlic, ground chipotle pepper, and salt. Cover and process or blend to form a thick paste.

  2. Spread paste over both sides of skirt steak; rub in with your fingers. Place skirt steak in a large resealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish; seal bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 to 24 hours.

  3. Prepare Guacamole and Lime Crema.

  4. For a charcoal grill, grill steak on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals about 4 minutes or until steak is lightly charred, turning once halfway through grilling. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place steak on grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as directed.)

  5. Remove steak from grill. Cover with foil; let stand for 10 minutes. Coarsely chop steak. Serve in warm tortillas topped with cabbage, tomatoes, onion, cilantro, Guacamole, and Lime Crema.


  1. In a medium bowl combine avocados, tomatoes, cilantro, onion, lime juice, and salt. Serve immediately or cover and chill for up to 4 hours.

Lime Crema

  1. In a small bowl stir together sour cream, lime zest, and lime juice. Serve immediately or cover and chill for up to 4 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

752 Calories
40g Fat
51g Carbs
49g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 752
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 40g 51%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 110mg 37%
Sodium 1027mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 49g
Vitamin C 47.8mg 239%
Calcium 212mg 16%
Iron 8.6mg 48%
Potassium 1653mg 35%
Folate, total 193.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 1.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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